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Scutellaria integrifolia L. 

helmet flower

Scutellaria integrifolia

Photo Renee Brecht Britton and Brown. See credits below.**

Botanical name: Scutellaria integrifolia L..
Common name: helmet skullcap
Scutellaria incana Biehler ssp. hispida(Benth.) Epling
Sutellaria integrifolia L. var. hispida Benth
Group: dicot
Family: Lamiaceae
Growth Type: forb/herb
Duration: perennial
Origin: native
Plant height: 1-2'
Foliage: leaves entire, opposite, lance shaped, lower leaves broader and slightly toothed
Flowers: blue, app. 1" long with arched upper lip and flaring lower lip(Newcomb)
Flowering/fruiting time: mid June to mid July
Habitat: moist ground, borders of meadows and woods
Range in New Jersey: throughout the State except in the Pine Barrens, where it is only occasional
Heritage ranking if any: n/a
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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. Vol. 3: 107.
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